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Cottonwood Heights Journal

Brighton athletics lose a dedicated advocate

Feb 03, 2022 10:34AM ● By Jerry Christensen

Kevin Davis passed away from a brain tumor in December. (Photo courtesy Denyse Davis)

By Jerry Christensen | [email protected]

The Brighton wrestling family has lost one of its most cherished member. Kevin Davis died from an aggressive brain tumor on December 5, 2021. He passed away peacefully, at home, surrounded by his family.

“How do you replace the irreplaceable man?” said former wrestling coach Dave Chavis. Kevin, a longtime Cottonwood Heights resident, was a dedicated supporter of Brighton wrestling and through his efforts upgraded the sport throughout the state. His wife, Dee Dee, was a friend of wrestling and assisted Kevin in all his endeavors. Their sons, Wyatt, Clay and Luke, wrestled for Brighton. They also had a daughter. 

Kevin and Dee Dee helped manage many youth and high school wrestling tournaments including divisional and state tournaments. Over the past 30 years, they managed clocks, bracket, team scoring and bout sheets. Then Kevin used his technical expertise to utilize iPads and computers to run tournaments more efficiently. When TracKwrestling became available, he merged his system with the widely accepted tracking system.

“All of the Utah wrestling community benefitted from his selfless volunteer work.” He was 56.